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Western Sydney University celebrates 30 years of Unlimited.

As Western Sydney University prepares to mark its 30th anniversary, it is a timely opportunity to celebrate the University’s history and acknowledge the vital role it has played in the social and economic transformation of the burgeoning Western Sydney region.

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Western Sydney University ranked among top 20 universities globally for social and economic impact

Western Sydney University has ranked 1st in the world for its work to address gender equality, and 2nd for reducing inequalities in the inaugural Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings.


New Colombo Plan celebrates five years of success

Western Sydney University welcomed Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs, to celebrate five years of collaboration and overseas educational exchange through the Commonwealth Government’s New Colombo Plan.

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National research assessment highlights Western’s research impact

Results of the inaugural national Engagement and Impact (EI) assessment have highlighted Western Sydney University’s strengths in translating research into economic, environmental, social and other benefits.

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Linkage grant success highlights partnership strength and impact

Western Sydney University researchers have been awarded almost $500,000 in funding after securing two prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grants.

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Western research backs Parramatta Light Rail green track

Western Sydney University research has confirmed the viability of green track in western Sydney, in a study commissioned by Transport for NSW for the Parramatta Light Rail project.

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World-first study finds Merino sheep pregnancy can be detected using wool

Researchers from Western Sydney University have found a new, non-invasive way to detect pregnancy in Merino sheep through the analysis of reproductive hormones in wool.

Expert opinion

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Key challenges for the re-elected Coalition government: our experts respond

The Coalition has won the federal election. So what will this mean for key policy areas?

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Drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight would be disastrous for marine life and the local community

The Great Australian Bight is home to a unique array of marine life. It’s also potentially one of “Australia’s largest untapped oil reserves”, according to Norwegian energy company Equinor.

Awards and appointments

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Western expands its community of Advance Higher Education Fellows

Western Sydney University has welcomed 19 new Advance Higher Education Fellows as part of its partnership with Advance Higher Education.

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Western students awarded Westpac Young Technologists Scholarships

Western Sydney University is proud to announce that six students have been named inaugural Westpac Young Technologists Scholars, receiving a scholarship valued at up to $25,000 from the Westpac Scholars Trust.